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The UK talks a good game on climate change, but its efforts may be about to go into reverse under Boris Johnson’s new government.
The country has committed to slashing emissions to “net zero” by 2050. UK coal-fired power stations are virtually a thing of the past. And it has been awarded the honour of hosting next year’s UN climate summit, in partnership with Italy.
But that’s where the good news ends.